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Haitian Health Foundation, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health, International, International Development, Public Health

Mission: The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities living in the greater Jérémie region through healthcare, education and community development.

Target demographics: health and well-being of women, children, families, and communities living in the greater Jérémie region

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 250,000

Geographic areas served: Rural southwestern Haiti

Programs: healthcare, education, and community development.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The folks at HHF truly care for the ppl of Haiti whom they have been serving faithfully for over 30 years. I enjoy seeing the the photos of the work they do for the poorest of the poor. The medical attention the people of Jeremie recieve is outstanding. I will continue to be a faithful donor to this outstanding organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

HHF is a hard working inovative charity that saves lives . The way it is run could be a model for other charities.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have to be honest, this is a foundation that my brother-in-law started over thirty years ago. He and his family have dedicated so much of their lives to and they have made an enormous difference in the lives of the people of Haiti.
It is truly a self sacrifice that they and so many volunteers make to help the needy and beautiful people of a country which has seen so much pain an injustice.

Donor

Rating: 5

I think that it has been at least thirty years since I learned of this work by the HHF, Inc. What impresses me most - in addition to the actual in the field, personal, effective, caring work - is that it is a family effort. The Lowney cadre really shows up and is in service. The epitome of getting in there at the toughest hour and in the toughest place to care for human needs. They are the symbol of caring and the epitome of being in service. Brava and Bravo

Donor

Rating: 5

Remarkable organization I came to know about on a trip to south east Asia where I met dr. Lowney and his daughter Marilyn! They have given so much of themselves, as have people working with the foundation, to help the people of Haiti in every way. Hats off to them all!

Donor

Rating: 5

Honest, ethical and transparent with how they use their funds. Thorough with reporting and genuinely good people doing amazing things for such vulnerable people in Haiti.

Donor

Rating: 5

I can think of no other organization that I would rather send my money to. It goes right to the people who need it the most. The people of Jeremie had nothing and now since the hurricane they have less than nothing. HHF shows compassion to the people they serve. They have high quality volunteers, who are dependable, attentive to detail and pro active at ways to save dollars. I have personally experienced the working of this wonderful organization both here as well as in Haiti. My husband believes in their mission so much that he volunteers every day and is blessed to be able to serve the poorest of the poor in Jeremie with HHF.

They are truly making a difference one life at a time.

Nancy276

Donor

Rating: 5

Words cannot describe the incredible family behind this foundation. Through a series of coincidences, I crossed paths with the Lowney family around 2006. We hosted many a Christmas fundraiser for Haiti in our home for the Haitian Health Foundation after that. In 2010 I opened Petite Chef...a place where kids come to bake their own party desserts. A donation of $10 is set aside for each birthday child so after 15 parties we purchase a goat for a family in Jérémie, Haiti. The kids love it and get to name the goat too! Marilyn Lowney is so kind..she always makes sure I get a photo of the goat being presented to the family so that I can show all the kids! We have had many children who know about this program and ask their friends to not bring them gifts, but to bring a donation so that they can buy a goat in honor of the birthday child. As of Oct. 2016 we are now raising funds for our 54th goat. The "Kids for Kids for Kids" (our kids, kids in Haiti, kid goats) has been a huge success. The work of this foundation is second to none. Deserving of many more than 5 Stars! Why not start a new tradition in your home this Christmas? Involve your kids! It's so important for our children to learn to give.

1 Christine62

Donor

Rating: 5

Fourteen years ago I had the priveledge of finding out about the Haitian Health Foundation's work and after calling them and "interviewing" them they passed my test. That means most of every dollar you donate goes directly to the poor folks suffering from third world country issues. I have been supporting the same family in the Save a Family program for 14years, bought a few Happy House for special people a latrine and a bunch of goats. I dont waste my money on gifts that land in the landfill....I like to get and give real GIFTS....those that help people with their health, women with their babies, smart nutrition programs and more. I have toured the humble home base and these folks are all dedicated to the mission of helping the people inJeremie. I am their biggest cheerleader and if I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 11.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I began giving to this charity after my father died and left me a little pot of money. I wanted a portion of it to go to a legitimate charity so I began my search which ended in prayer. I asked God to show me what charity was doing good work and not wasting money. Then I put the tv on and there was a spot on EWTN that showed what the Lowneys do in Jeremie. I loved the humble beginings but I was still not convinced so I wrote down all my questions/concerns and sent an e-mail to Marilyn and she answered everything. Thus began a love affair with the Haitian Health Foundation and the Haitian people....that continues to this day. It is the real deal for sure and it's good for your heart. Even your cholesterol will improve! LOL. just kidding.

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Donor

Rating: 5

HHF is one charity that my husband and I make sure to give to every year. I have seen their maternal care facility in Haiti and they are really saving lives. These women would be left to deliver their babies in the most rural areas and in high-risk medical situations.

When we donate and ask for a Happy House to be built, we know it gets built. That is life-changing for a family. I feel certain that HHF does good with every penny, which is why I encourage my friends and family to give also.

Barb17

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been very happy with the results of our donations to HHF. We also supported our daughter to travel to Haiti to volunteer with HHF and she was personally very deeply affected by the attention and care that accompanies all the efforts on the ground in Haiti, by especially employing so many Haitian nationals in the work.

Susie11

Donor

Rating: 5

HHF does great work. Glad to be a small part in what they do!

Donor

Rating: 5

The efforts of the Haitian Health Foundation are remarkable. Their work in Haiti and there mobilization of community resources in Southeastern Connecticut have made a significant difference in the lives of Haitians and those here who support them. So much is done with grace and quiet commitment. The staff are careful stewards of the funds donated, and the Foundation's publication indicate what has been done with donations in a personal way. We are in their debt.

Susan171

Donor

Rating: 5

Haitian Health Foundation is a beautiful gift to the people of Haiti run by angels on earth!

Donor

Rating: 5

HHF represents everything a non-profit organization should be. It has a clearly focused mission, uses resources effectively, and provides feedback to donors more thorough than any other organization I have been involved with. Most importantly, HHF is focused upon achieving results on an achievable scale. What I also really enjoy about HHF's policy is their apolitical stance and focus upon avoiding dependency. In summary, donating money here is an excellent choice that ensures people who are in need are given help and the opportunity to take care of themselves in the future.

Kevin45

Donor

Rating: 5

There are special charities in the world. I have the pleasure of knowing a classmate of many moons ago who travels to Haiti every year... across the mountains to provide dental care...since Sandy, things have gotten a bit dicey. ... time to give what we can...

Donor

Rating: 5

The Haitian Health Foundation is the "Real Deal". I've personally visited their USA home office and visited and stayed at their Jeremie Haiti facility. The work Dr. & Mrs Lowney and Marilyn do is the real thing. They hosted our group in Jeremie and showed us the homes, schools and medical facilities they had built and operate for many many years. Any donation of time or money to the Haitian Health Foundation will be well invested. I recommend to all my friends and family to consider donating to HHF

Michelle118

Donor

Rating: 5

I know that my donations to HHF are making a difference.

Jj D.

Donor

Rating: 5

The people at HHF are some of the most caring and knowledgeable that I've spoken to, in relation to the plight of Haitians today. The work they do is incredibly important and they manage to continue to bring food, medicine and basic needs to some of the world's poorest and neediest people, despite the deepest recession in modern times. The goals of HHF are so important, and the drive of its entire staff is so strong that I've felt an urge to contribute whatever I can. This is not a charity that puts a great percentage of donation money or energy into advertising itself or pushing an agenda, so outside recognition, too, is crucial.

Kevin B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported the HHF Save A Family program for a few years, and have played in the Annual golf tournament.
The work they are doing in Haiti is amazing. They are not only giving these excrutiatingly poor people food and medicine, they are giving them programs that will eventually allow the Haitians to "Fish" for themselves.
I have personally traveled to a different Third World country and built a day care center. It was life changing for me...but nothing compared to what Dr. Lowney and his family are doing.
Your donations are well used indeed!